After UEA President Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh’s op-ed on Utah's charter schools, fact-checking is in order.
Thinking of the classic film "It's A Wonderful Life" and the George Bailey and Henry Potter characters, I I sometimes wonder if our society hasn’t adopted Potter’s values, too, and... Read more »
Our state will miss an opportunity unless our universities step up their game and get involved in finding ways to meet the needs associated with new growth and development that is and will continue... Read more »
Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams believes a hotel would attract shows large enough to spill over to many other hotels, as well. The next round of bidding may be the last chance to prove it. Read more »
We should stand against unwise and harmful actions that have allowed unrestrained pollution in the course of rushing to profit. We must develop clean and new energy sources. Read more »
A little knowledge and simple tools in the hands of the local midwife can save mothers and their precious newborns. Read more »
He dropped out of school at 16. Now 17, he wants to fix it, but can't quite figure out how. It's an example of poor judgment — the hallmark of a still-developing brain — that might... Read more »
August, often viewed as the end of things — summer, vacation, camp and children underfoot — marks for Washingtonians the arrival of peace. The usual, rapid chatter becomes a low, slow hum. Read more »
In his first State of the Union address, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared “unconditional war on poverty in America.” That was over 50 years ago and this war is not over. The... Read more »
We should be ashamed to live in a society where public expertise is largely shaped by and for private interests. We should refuse to grant the people who help to cause the problem the nearly... Read more »
To understand why a whaling museum subsidy doesn't exist anymore and a mohair subsidy continues is to understand how American government functions. And why James Madison, whose flinty realism is... Read more »
We’re in the dog days of summer, but plenty of politics are popping. Our insights are worth what you pay, so here’s about a nickel’s worth. Read more »
It is common knowledge that the University of Utah was invited a few years ago to be a member of the Pac-12 athletic conference. My purpose is to explain what this means beyond the obvious ramp-up... Read more »
Abortion is a topic we would all prefer to avoid. But if we do not talk about it now, then when? Read more »
The word tragic has often been used to describe the civil war in Syria, but it is a pale description of the raging madness on the ground. The bloodletting and massive destruction that has swept the... Read more »
To this day, when I hear a John Philip Sousa march, my patriotism comes alive. It brings back fond memories I learned during my childhood summers at Salt Lake City's Catholic Guadalupe Mission School. Read more »
Both presidential nomination contests having been scrambled by recent events — the FBI taking control of Hillary Clinton's private email server and a raucous, roiling GOP debate — the... Read more »
If the goal — as some scientists urge — is an 80 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2050, then it will be necessary "to reduce emissions from transportation and electrical... Read more »
In becoming chairman of the National Governors Association, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert selected as his initiative the bold, important and ambitious topic of federalism, which concerns the very nature... Read more »
The release from the Colorado mine was caused by EPA employees; have they been fired? Or is EPA director Gina McCarthy’s acceptance of responsibility covering them also? Read more »
Wetlands and shifting soils kept Salt Lake City from attracting development west of the airport. Now those things will become the state's problems. Read more »
There are state and federal programs established to assist our centers, such as the Medicare 340B drug pricing program that allows our hospitals to purchase certain drugs at a substantially... Read more »
With this one-sided nuclear deal with Iran, Obama is not trying to prevent war with Iran or even prevent its acquisition of a nuclear weapon; he is washing his hands of the Middle East. Read more »
The future is all about pencils and paper. What in the name of hanging chads is going on here? Read more »
I believe 'pro-life' means that when we balance a woman’s right to choose with human life, we tip the scales more towards life. But pro-life to me includes far more — it also means... Read more »
While efforts to bring structural reforms to Puerto Rico can be fruitful, they will fall short if Puerto Rico is not able to reorganize its public corporations under the orderly process of Chapter 9. Read more »
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This country always has represented opportunity. And while the nation must protect its borders against threats, it is important to ask what immigrants can offer us. Read more »
While I can understand UEA President Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh’s eagerness to attempt to thwart the public charter school movement in Utah, in her recent op-ed on Utah's public charter... Read more »
Let’s focus on how soft power actually incorporates ethical standards of behavior and important societal norms that resonate with others in the world. Read more »
As the banking industry serves the financing needs of small businesses, a very important partner is the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Without the SBA, far fewer small businesses would... Read more »
In an effort to build momentum for another attempt to bring Medicaid expansion to a supposedly conservative state, the governor is looking to impose the financial burden not on Utah taxpayers... Read more »
We must work harder to ensure equality for all women. State legislatures are often the first line of access — for it was there that the women in the U.S. first received the right to vote. Read more »
Donald Trump is tapping a deep-seated voter frustration that Republicans need to channel in order to win back the White House. Nevertheless, Republicans will have to decide whether Trump is really... Read more »
The time mothers invest in building strong relationships with their children does matter — a lot. And that is why every mother’s natural yearnings to be there, to nurture, to protect... Read more »
The simple reality is that Utah can’t afford to expand Medicaid. No matter how you look at it, there’s no magic formula for making this troubled federal program balance financially,... Read more »
Most of Donald Trump's normally loquacious rivals are swaggeringly eager to confront Vladimir Putin, but are too invertebrate — Lindsey Graham is an honorable exception — to voice... Read more »
You might say identity theft and cyber fraud have become a part of the wallpaper of life in the 21st century, but that would be true only if wallpaper had a habit of peeling away and sticking to... Read more »
Just because you believe differently, or feel that you have been treated unfairly, doesn’t make it OK to be scornful, sarcastic or belittling. Read more »
Later this week, Gov. Herbert will host the Utah Global Forum, wherein business leaders will learn about Utah's place in the global marketplace. It will also provide an opportunity to hear from... Read more »
I find it funny how the press keeps calling Bernie Sanders “radical” because he challenges business as usual in Washington, D.C. He offers common-sense solutions to the really big... Read more »
A lighthearted look at news of the day. North Korea recently decided to set its clocks back a half-hour. Well, technically Kim Jong Un has set them back seven centuries and a half hour. Read more »
People often want to be noticed when they give. For this reason, many organizations encourage the type of giving that leads to noticeable donations. But shouldn’t most giving be anonymous? Read more »
Thanks to technology, demographics and underlying anger toward politicians and government, political dynamics are more unpredictable than ever before. It proves that one fundamental element is... Read more »
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